Saturday Sweat – Summer Challenge In Full Effect

We are in a heat wave… a humid one at that! I don’t love humidity – I don’t mind a dry heat, though.

But if I am to meet the 175 mile summer challenge, I need to get some runs in, so they have to happen early, before the sun warms everything up, or they won’t happen!

It was already about 74 degrees when I ran at 0630 today, so my 2 miles felt more like 20, and I was full body drenched!

But, I will say… it feels good to rise above the exhaustion, the heat, and any other factor, and GET IT DONE. There is something extremely powerful within that, and that is the very feeling that I aim for!

Are you getting your sweat on today?

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Move It Monday – Memorial Day

There may be some people out there all “today’s a holiday, no need to workout”, whereas MY mindset is today may be a holiday BUT it’s a holiday HONORING those who can no longer get their sweat on; a day honoring the very people who fought so that I COULD!

A great way to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice is to get your sweat on in their memory and honor YOURSELF by moving your {{capable}} body.

A heartfelt thank you to all our brave servicemen/women 💕🇺🇸

Go sweat!

Saturday Sweat – Back to the Zoo!

In other “things I said I wouldn’t do” news…

I went back to the Zoo, voluntarily! And it was a BREEZE compared to back when I was in Phase 1 of 80 Day Obsession! It’s always fun to go back and see how much you have improved, how much stronger you are (and in full transparency, how less WINDED you are, haha)

Felt good to get my sweat on early so I can get some stuff done today and still know that I’m making my wellness a priority!

Who’s getting their sweat on today? Whatcha doing?

Tip Tuesday – Coconut Water

Plain water doesn’t contain the electrolytes needed to replenish after a long, intense workout… coconut water does, though!

Great way to rehydrate, very tasty!

Beachbody also has a performance line that includes Hydrate, a clean, National Science Foundation (NSF)-certified formula that helps give you an optimal balance of low dose carbohydrates (from natural sugars), electrolytes, and water to quickly replenish what’s lost, helping you work out longer and feel better. You can try it here!

Mythbusting Monday – Drinking Water During Exercise

Myth:

“Drinking water while exercising will give you cramps”

I certainly wouldn’t recommend chugging it, because who wants to jump around with a belly full of liquid? But sips here and there to hydrate you and replenish yourself during a sweat will not normally give you cramps.

You should be drinking water before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration. Failure to do so can lead to headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and cramps.

Stay hydrated!